Happy Birthday George!
Today we celebrate George Washington's birthday and what better way to celebrate it than by reading and sharing the NCBLA's book, Our White House: Looking In, Looking Out with your kids! The exquisite illustration of George Washington to your left, was done by Bagram Ibatoulline, and is just one of the many incredible illustrations of American Presidents and their families that appears in our book.
This week, many kids across the country have a school break. In the midst of recreational activities, you might want to consider taking a family field trip to one of the many presidetial historical sites throughout our country-- February is the month we celebrate our presidents, after all! To find out what presidetial historical site is nearest you, go to the NCBLA's Our White House website, and visit our presidential field trip page and click on the any state at: http://www.ourwhitehouse.org/fieldguidestate.html
Pack a lunch, take the kids, and have your own American history day! For tips on how to make the day a success go to: http://www.ourwhitehouse.org/fieldguidefam.html.